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The Church and the Sacraments, Views During the Third Period (750-1517 A.D.), The Supremacy of the Pope, Gregory the Great (590-604)

When Eulogius (in our preceding article we were quoting from Philip Schaff to the effect that Gregory displayed in his correspondence with his rival a singular combination of pride and humility—H.V.), in return for his exaltation of his own see, afterwards addressed Gregory as “universal pope,” he strongly repudiated the…

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The Church and the Sacraments, Views During the Third Period (750-1517 A.D.) The Supremacy of the Pope, The Isidorian Decretals

During the chaotic confusion under the Carolingians (the Carolingians are known in Church History as or pertaining to the dynasty or family of Charlemagne who was emperor during the early part of the ninth century—H.V.), in the middle of the ninth century, a mysterious book made its appearance, which gave…

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The Free Offer

“The Free offer of the Gospel” is the title of a pamphlet that was recently sent to me by an interested brother. The pamphlet was composed by the Revs. John Murray and Ned B. Stonehouse, professors at the seminary of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia and was originally prepared…

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The Canons of Dordrecht, Part Two, Exposition of The Canons, Third and Fourth Heads of Doctrine, Of the Corruption of Man, His Conversion to God, and The Manner Thereof, Article 5 (continued)

We must keep in mind the subject. This article does not deal with the relation of the Christian to the law. Even then, of course, there is much of truth in what this article states. Certainly, also the Christian, who is already in possession of the grace of salvation, does…

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The Canons of Dordrecht, Part Two, Exposition of the Canons, Third and Fourth Heads of Doctrine, Of the Corruption of Man, His Conversion to God and the Manner Thereof

Article 7. This mystery of his will God discovered to but a small number under the Old Testament; under the New, (the distinction between various peoples having been removed), he reveals himself to many, without any distinction of people. The cause of this dispensation is not to be ascribed to…

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The Canons of Dordrecht, Part Two, Exposition of the Canons, Third and Fourth Heads of Doctrine, Or the Corruption of Man, His Conversion to God, And the Manner Thereof

Article 8. As many as are called by the gospel, are unfeignedly called. For God hath most earnestly and truly declared in his Word, what will be acceptable to him; namely, that all who are called, should comply with the invitation. He, moreover, seriously promises eternal life, and rest to…

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The Church and the Sacraments, Views During the Third Period (750-1517 A.D.), The Supremacy of the Pope, The Great Schism of 1054 (2)

The principal sees of the East were directly founded by the apostles—with the exception .of Constantinople—and had even clearer title to apostolic succession and inheritance than Rome. The Greek church took the lead in theology down to the sixth or seventh century, and the Latin gratefully learned for her. All…

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